Peloton launches Level 4 platooning system for heavy vehicles
Self-driving technology developer Peloton has unveiled its new Level 4 Automated Following solution, designed to double the productivity of truck drivers through platooning. “We’ve taken a different approach to commercial introduction of automation in Class 8 vehicles,” said Josh Switkes, CEO, Peloton Technology. “We see the drivers as the world’s best sensors, and we are [...]
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Airport Design and Construction Narrative Research Roadmap
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 40 outlines the key research gaps and areas of topics of interest for airports in the design and construction field over the next five years. The research ideas generated as part of th...
dSpace expands in artificial intelligence area
Acquires understand.ai, provider of high-quality training and validation data that enables increased accuracy of autonomous driving algorithms.
Autonomous last-mile delivery market booming
The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 20% and to be worth over $90 billion by 2030.
TRB Webinar: Roundabout Implementation Experience – Overcoming Challenges
Traffic design engineers are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, August 29, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. The webinar will provide guidance that overcomes challenges of roundabout implementation and provides successful outcomes. During the last t...
CTAG trials self-driving technologies on the streets of Vigo
Spain’s Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (CTAG) has been working with French car manufacturer Groupe PSA to test the impact of IoT and V2X technologies on autonomous driving in an urban environment. Part of the European Autopilot project launched in early 2017, the trials took place in the Spanish city of Vigo in order to [...]
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New program in UK will create standards for connected and automated vehicles
BSI’s standards program will support the safe deployment of automated vehicles and promote capability for CAV design and testing in the UK.
Comprehensive hardware-software architecture aims to enable Level 4 autonomy
Luminar is expanding into the automotive market with new funding and introduces Iris, its turnkey sensing and perception platform for series production vehicles.
Traffic speed deflectometer measurements
A mechanistic-based approach is developed to utilize traffic speed deflectometer measurements (TSD) in A Mechanistic Approach to Utilize Traffic Speed Deflectometer (TSD) Measurements into Backcalculation Analysis , a report from the Louisiana Departme...
TRB Webinar: Recent Developments in Cold Asphalt Recycling
Pavement designers are invited to a TRB webinar on Monday, August 26, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. The webinar will discuss recent research and implementation efforts related to cold in-place recycling (CIR) and cold central-plant recycling (CCPR)...
Volkswagen to invest in Ford-backed AV developer Argo AI
Volkswagen (VW) has expanded its global alliance with Ford by investing in autonomous vehicle developer Argo AI. VW will hold the same share percentage as Ford, which together form a majority stake in the company. The remaining shares will be used as an incentive pool for Argo AI employees. The auto makers plan to deploy [...]
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PSA and Vinci undertake autonomous testing on French motorways
French vehicle manufacturer Groupe PSA has partnered with Vinci Autoroutes – the motorway management division of construction firm Vinci Group – to trial the behavior of an autonomous vehicle in real-world motorway scenarios. The trials included assessing the vehicle’s ability to autonomously drive at cruising speed and pass through a tollgate; changing into autonomous mode [...]
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dSpace to acquire software startup Understand.ai
German startup Understand.ai has been acquired by dSPACE, a producer of various solutions for the testing and development of autonomous vehicles. Understand.ai will focus on the development of artificial intelligence (AI) applications and cloud-based tools and will leverage the dSPACE global sales network to market its products and services. “Understand.ai is an AI technology leader [...]
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Transportation Research OnlineFirst: This Week’s Update of Recently Released Transportation Research Record Papers
Papers released the week of July 8 through the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board OnlineFirst portal include the following: Perturbation Methods for Protection of Sensitive Location Data: Smartphone Travel Surv...
How Will Autonomous Vehicles Change Local Government Budgeting and Finance? Case Studies of On-Street Parking, Curb Management, and Solid Waste Collection
Portland State University has released a report that examines parking, curb zones, and government service changes in the context of automated vehicles. This report identifies the effects of transportation network companies on parking revenue in Seattle...
TRB Webinar: Use of Life Cycle Assessment in Public Procurement: State of Practice
Pavement designers are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will highlight current efforts across United States’ departments of transportation to integrate Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)-based instr...
Impact of Inundation on Roadway Pavements: Case Study – LA 493
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) has released a report that identifies the damage from inundation on roadway pavement structures. The goal of this report is to establish pavement management and engineering methods for...
Ford, VW expand global collaboration to AVs and EVs
Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG announced they are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the hopes of positioning both companies to better serve customers and improve their competi...
Collaboration showcases how self-driving vehicles can enhance mobility for blind passengers
Lyft is partnering with the National Federation of the Blind and Aptiv to bring self-driving technology to blind and low-vision passengers.
Denso and Toyota to create semiconductors for future mobility
The companies announced they will establish a joint venture to develop next-generation, in-vehicle semiconductors.
The Vital Federal Role in Meeting the Highway Innovation Imperative
TRB Special Report 331 concludes that with sustained and adequate funding and modest improvements in research, development, and technology (RD&T), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Of...
Luminar launches cost-effective lidar platform for autonomous vehicles
Sensor and software developer Luminar has launched a new low-cost lidar platform for autonomous vehicles called Iris. After three years of stealth development, the company also unveiled details about its perception software built around the lidar sensing platform. A recent injection of US$100m from investors, along with previously unannounced capital, has enabled Luminar to accelerate [...]
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Hyundai Mobis and Yandex unveil prototype self-driving Sonata
Hyundai Mobis and Russian tech giant Yandex have unveiled their first prototype of a self-driving Hyundai Sonata 2020. The new Sonata’s technology platform enables the easy integration of Yandex’s self-driving hardware and software with minimal modifications. Yandex received the first Sonata at the end of May 2019 and has been operating the modified vehicle 24/7 [...]
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Intempora launches software toolchain for the validation of AV algorithms
French software specialist Intempora has unveiled a new set of digital tools for the benchmarking, testing and validation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and highly automated driving (HAD) functions, including deep learning and perception algorithms. Intempora Validation Suite (IVS) enables automotive and IT engineers to centralize, store and share their recordings of driving datasets, [...]
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2020 TRB Annual Meeting: Plan Now to Exhibit
Act now to secure your exhibit space at the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2020, in Washington, D.C. All indications are that attendance at the meeting will be the largest ever. Don't miss this opportunity to demonstrate your organization's su...
TRC opens SMARTCenter autonomous vehicle testing facility
Transportation Research Center (TRC), the largest independent automotive proving ground in North America, has opened its new state-of-the-art connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) testing facility in East Liberty, Ohio. The SMARTCenter has been designed to provide a high degree of flexibility in replicating real-world scenarios for all types of passenger and commercial vehicles. The new [...]
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Evaluation of Adaptive Signal Control Technology: Systems Engineering (SE) Document and ASCT Selection Method
The Illinois Center for Transportation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has released a report that describes the process of preparing the systems engineering document for purchasing an adaptive signal-control technology system (ASCT). ...
Effects of Temperature Segregation on the Volumetric and Mechanistic Properties of Asphalt Mixtures
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has released a report that determines the impact of temperature segregation on the quality of asphalt mixtures. Temperature segregation is a non-uniform temperature distribution across the mat ...